Monitor to Evaluate Projects
Four (4) primary sites are designated for evaluation monitoring with each site covering up to 5 acres. Three of the impact sites will be located on Puckaway with one control site located on Buffalo Lake. At each site, a sampling grid will be set up to overlay the site and 15 random stations (1 sq m) assigned to the grid for actual monitoring.
The location of the 4 sites is as follows ;
Site 1 (control site) Buffalo Lake near Packwaukee , pw
Site 2 (impact site) north west Puckaway (Dead Creek)dc
Site 3 (impact site) south central Puckaway (Bluebill Bay)bb
Site 4 (impact site) south east Puckaway (Maiden Island)mi
Each of the 15 stations at the 4 sites (60 stations total) will be monitored for stem density and species annually in August of each year for consecutive years during the modified WLF implementation period, a minimum 5 year time frame. The first monitoring event is anticipated to occur in August , 2010 and be repeated in August of years 2011 thru 2014.
Data from the EPS evaluation will be reviewed annually by the adaptive management committee (AMC) with subsequent recommendations made to the District Board by the AMC.